The World of Valeria: Annals of the Third Era
“…a knight with no cause is but Crestfallen and of no use to the world.” -Saer Cyrus Fellnick
Crestfallen literally means “sad and disappointed”.
Crestfallen can also be a title the peoples of Valeria give to Knights who have failed their missions, lose their cause, or become useless to the people of the world. A knight without honor, a quest, or a ruler is nothing and is spat upon by all. From the highest king to the lowest commoner, they are but a foul stain that should be dismissed and forgotten – or better, erased.
This is a Knight’s greatest fear, for to be Crestfallen is a fate worse than death and nearly irreversible.